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We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Gill on volunteers@lightsheffield.org.uk or call us 0114 438 8962

 

 

Join the Light Team – We’re Recruiting!

We are recruiting a number of new posts, as well as maternity cover for our Chief Executive. If you would like to find out more about each post please see the Job Descriptions and Application Forms below.

Chief Executive – Maternity cover (up to 12 months, start Feb 2019), 21 hours per week

Are you a driven and engaging individual who can help us to help others?

As Chief Executive you will be accountable for all operational activity, including staff management, volunteer engagement, quality and compliance and financial management.  The role will also lead on development work to help the charity grow sustainably, sourcing and securing voluntary and statutory sector funding, raising awareness of Light through promotion and marketing, managing external relationships with partners, funders and referrers whilst ensuring all funding contract obligations are met.

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Light Application Form – Chief Executive

Chief Executive closing date: Monday 19th Nov 2018 at 5pm. Please email your application to: jobs@lightsheffield.org.uk

 

Light Xmas Quiz

Come along to our Christmas extravaganza!

Held at Regather and starting at 7pm with arrival drinks available from the bar with locally brewed ale, we will have a pub quiz, pies and a proper disco! All funds raised will go to Light and supporting the families of South Yorkshire. Please join us for a fun filled evening!

Tickets available here:

https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/893-have-a-light-christmas?fbclid=IwAR2seDN5Ul1aqg3E-6f2VlSyX6LOswxOd0IHPvf56gRJmI2J_ZtiutbEswM

Self care and support

We are so excited to be able to giving out these beautiful Lush pamper packs to our mums at group this week. We often talk about this importance of self-care and what we can do to look after ourselves – physically, mentally and emotionally. We really want to be able to help mums to do this as much as we can and so these donations from Lush in Sheffield are so gratefully received. They contain a massage bar, bath bomb and face mask all neatly packaged in a beautiful hair knot wrap.

If you are pregnant or have young children and are finding things tough, please do get in touch with us, we are here to support you.

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came and who supported us with our birthday event last Saturday, we were overwhelmed with the amount of clothes and toys donated to us. We had a great raffle, much fun for the children and lots of tea and cake! Thanks again for all your support!

Light Birthday Celebration – Sat 30th June!

We are holding our 8th birthday celebrations at our Nearly New Children’s Clothes Sale on Saturday 30th June at St Thomas Philadelphia, Gilpin Street, S6 3BL

There will be loads to do for all the family including soft play for the children, lots of children’s clothes, books and toys for sale as well as refreshments and a great raffle. We are being joined by Weleda who will be offering free hand massages and there will be lots more too!

We would love as may people as possible to join us so tell your friends and family and come along!

 

London Marathon 2018 – Neil did it!

Here are some pictures of our fantastic supporter and amazing runner Neil who ran the London Marathon raising over £3,000 for Light.

It was the hottest marathon on record, yet Neil kept going through the pain still smiling despite needing some medical treatment at the end.

We want to thank Neil, his family and every single person who supported him and Light. You are all amazing and the money raised is going to make a real difference to the support we are able to offer mums and families across Sheffield and beyond – thank you!

Please Vote for Light

Please, please, please vote for us!!
Help us get to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We need you to help us try to win funding to open a Light Family Counselling and Creche Centre to support more mums and their families across Sheffield.
By registering your details at the link below you will receive 10 votes to use to vote for the project of your choice – we would love you to give them to us!
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-5745

Run the London Marathon 2018 for Light!

Have you always wanted to run the London Marathon? Would you like to help support Light raise much needed funds? We need YOU! Light has secured a charity place in the London Marathon 2018 and we would love to hear from you if you would like to run for us.

If you are interested all we ask is that you pledge to raise £1000 for us and submit a short description of why you’d like to run for Light (max 200 words). Please let us have this by Monday 16th October and we will be back in touch that week to let you know if you have been successful.

Then it would just be a case of getting those running shoes on and training hard for the world famous race on Sunday 22nd April 2018. In return we will do lots to promote and motivate you, keep you updated on how the money you raise will help those we support and provide you with a Light T-shirt and other goodies for the day.

Contact us for more information on 0114 438 8962 and send your submission to contactus@lightsheffield.org.uk

Thank you!

 

New Light Counselling Service

Light is offering a new free Counselling Service to mums already engaged with Light support.

Kate is a 4th year ABC Therapeutic Counselling Student offering free counselling sessions as part of her final year of study.  Sessions are 50 minutes long, take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and are held at the Light offices, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.

For more information please contact Light on 0114 438 8962 or contactus@lightsheffield.org.uk